Really Random Tuesday: Bates Motel, The Revenant and etc.

Appearing on random Tuesdays, Really Random Tuesday is a way to post odds and ends–announcements, musings, quotes, photos–any blogging and book-related things you can think of. I often announce my book giveaway winners in these posts. If you have miscellaneous book news to gather up and are inspired by this idea, “grab” the button for use on your own blog. RRT is hosted by the lovely Suko.

Happy Tuesday, a little bit early because I know tomorrow I probably will not get time to log onto my computer to post.
I figured I would just chat your eyes off about a few things this evening. Also, thank you all for wishing me well when I mentioned my mystery allergic reaction a few days ago. I saw the allergist today and she wants to see me in a few more weeks once the meds are fully out of my system so she can do some skin testing. It seems to be something I am touching rather than eating that is the culprit.

So, this is Otis after his visit to the groomer recently. He looks like he is smiling doesn’t he? He also came home scented like watermelon since the scent is part of the grooming service (as if he’s an air freshener lol). He’s a long haired chihuahua but I prefer to keep him trimmed during the warmer seasons.

On another note, I recently binged watched the first three seasons of Bates Motel on Netflix and have just been completely hooked. It is based on the original  Alfred Hitchcock movie “Psycho” and gives the backstory of Norman and his mother Norma.

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24-Hour Crochet Projects by Rita Weiss

source: free copy via NetGalley
title: 24-Hour Crochet Projects by Rita Weiss
genre: crafting/crochet
pages: 128
published: Sterling (February 1, 2005)

Quick and easy doesn’t mean boring, as this vibrant crochet guide attests. Twenty-four simple patterns, each of which can be finished in 24 hours or less, include garments, bags, and home accessories. They’re easy to pick up whenever you have a few moments to spare — but they’re hard to put down! You’ll be amazed at what you can create in such a short time.
Patterns include stylish hats, scarves, sweaters, and purses as well as afghans, doilies, and baby clothes. Full-color photos illustrate the easy-to-follow instructions, and a helpful “Refresher Course” offers diagrams of stitches and describes gauge. From a cute little sweater to a trendy scarf and a little black bag for a night on the town, these 24 patterns offer a terrific variety of projects that make great gifts and treasured keepsakes.

My thoughts:
I have to start off by saying that I didn’t realize this crochet pattern book was published in 2005 when I requested it from NetGalley. On browsing this one some of the patterns do look outdated.

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The winner of my blog-versary contest etc…

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.~Chinese Proverb

Hello and I hope you are all doing well. Of course I am late posting the winner of my one year blog-versary giveaway. Congrats to Literary Feline ! Thank you all for entering and for your support and friendship.

I hope to have a review or two up this coming week. One for 24-Hour Crochet Projects by Rita Weiss, which I wasn’t too crazy about and one for The Great Gatsby, which I’ve been meaning to post for some time now.

Today I will be catching up on blog hopping and just taking it easy at home for the most part. I actually had somewhat of a scare yesterday when I woke up with a rash on most of my face, neck, arms and back. It was some kind of allergic reaction, which happened to me last year as well. My doctor put me on a course of pills for it and I will be seeing a specialist next week to see if they can find out what it is that is making me react this way. I’m curious! It had better not be chocolate or wine 😛

Thank you all for stopping by and enjoy your weekend. Any weekend plans?


Disclaimer: Nothing in this post is available for download, the photo above is my own.